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Wednesday, June 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Nuclear, wind and solar power in UK generate more electricity than gas and coal combined for first time ever
The windy weather across Europe in the past 24 hours may have been a curse for summer picnics, but it has set records for renewable power.
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2017-06-07 12:12:48
Wednesday, June 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Lowy Institute polling also finds 57% of people consider climate change to be a ‘critical threat’ The vast majority of Australians want the government to focus on renewable energy, even if that means more money needs to be spent on making the system reliable, according to polling by the Lowy Institute
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2017-06-07 00:36:26
Tuesday, June 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Falling solar and wind prices have led to new power deals across the world despite investment in renewables fallingRenewable energy capacity around the world was boosted by a record amount in 2016 and delivered at a markedly lower cost, according to new global data – although the total financial investment in renewables actually fell
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2017-06-06 17:30:40
Friday, June 2nd, 2017      Leave a Comment
It’s clearer than ever the economic interests Trump claims to defend can only be served by acting on global warmingFor precious decades experts have explained, over and over, that the science of climate change is incontrovertible, the consequences of blindly sticking with fossil fuels catastrophic and the costs of inaction far higher than switching to a low-emissions economy
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2017-06-02 19:16:49
Monday, May 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
OSLO (Reuters) - Heat trapped by dark-colored roads and buildings will more than double cities' costs for tackling global warming this century by driving up energy demand to keep citizens cool and by aggravating pollution, scientists said on Monday.
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2017-05-29 10:01:40
Monday, May 29th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - The cost of emitting carbon dioxide must rise to $50-$100 per tonne by 2030, much higher than the current price in Europe of less than $6, if countries are to meet climate pledges made under the Paris Agreement, economists said on Monday.
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2017-05-29 03:33:13
Wednesday, May 24th, 2017      Leave a Comment
BARCELONA (Thomson Reuters Foundation) - Emerging economies are increasingly taking the lead in shifting the world onto a cleaner development path, a senior World Bank official said on Wednesday, pointing to the role of China and India in pushing down the cost of producing solar power.
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2017-05-24 10:28:03
Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017      Leave a Comment
Company managers tell Senate estimates the $2bn project announced by the PM has not counted a large cost factorThe expansion of the Snowy Hydro Scheme, touted by the prime minister as costing $2bn, will likely blow out to more than $3bn, Senate estimates was told on Tuesday.The idea of expanding the Snowy Hydro Scheme, adding 2,000MW of capacity and storage, was announced by Malcolm Turnbull in March
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2017-05-23 02:33:47
Sunday, May 21st, 2017      Leave a Comment
‘There is an acute danger of politicians panicking’ about energy demand and costs, Grattan Institute report warnsA new report has warned the Turnbull government the national electricity market is at “crisis point”, with rising energy prices for consumers and increasing concerns the grid cannot meet demand
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2017-05-21 15:16:03
Tuesday, May 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
LONDON (Reuters) - Major mining companies, including some of the world's biggest suppliers of fossil fuel, are seeking to use more renewable energy themselves as they strive to drive down costs and curb emissions.
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2017-05-16 12:22:13
Sunday, May 7th, 2017      Leave a Comment
With the UK government ending subsidies for onshore wind and the Trump administration pushing for a return to coal, you might think the wind power revolution had run out of puff. Far from it. The cost of energy from offshore wind in Britain has fallen by a third since 2012, and wind accounts for over 40% of new capacity in the US, representing an annual investment of $13bn
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2017-05-07 23:00:52
Monday, April 17th, 2017      Leave a Comment
First to be threatened by climate change, island nations want renewable energy, even if it costs them more As home to Australia’s largest naval base, it is no surprise that foreign governments are curious about the secretive goings-on at Garden Island, just offshore from Perth in Western Australia
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2017-04-17 17:53:56
Thursday, April 6th, 2017      Leave a Comment
COPENHAGEN (Reuters) - Denmark's Vestas, the world's largest wind turbine maker, is keen to expand into areas such as energy storage to increase the global use of wind power and bring costs down.
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2017-04-06 12:01:51
Wednesday, April 5th, 2017      Leave a Comment
Despite past failures and high costs, wave power companies are pushing ahead with research trials“In two weeks we face the full brunt of the South Westerlies and we’ll see what the sea is going to do to us.” Simon Gillett has a habit of talking about the device his company, Wave-tricity, has created as an extension of himself
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2017-04-05 00:00:11
Thursday, March 16th, 2017      Leave a Comment
But cost of green policies will be more than offset by savings in energy efficiency, say climate advisers The cost of supporting new windfarms and nuclear power stations to meet the UK’s carbon targets will add nearly £100 to the average household energy bill by the end of the next decade, according to a government adviser
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2017-03-16 01:01:01